Hipcamp host Jonathan O.
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A short hike through the forest near Big East Fork Retreat leads to The Overlook. The site sits atop Big East Fork Valley near the Natchez Trace State Park with easy access to a rarely traveled public road. The site overlooks the valley with a great view of sunrises and sunsets. A 0.8 mile trail (initially steep) leads to six-acre Lake Gratitude located by Big East Fork Retr

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A short hike through the forest near Big East Fork Retreat leads to The Overlook. The site sits atop Big East Fork Valley near the Natchez Trace State Park with easy access to a rarely traveled public road. The site overlooks the valley with a great view of sunrises and sunsets. A 0.8 mile trail (initially steep) leads to six-acre Lake Gratitude located by Big East Fork Retreat.  No facilities! Day passes available at nearby Retreat required for toilets/showers (Short drive or long walk required).

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping by The Overlook in Tennessee.

Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at Camping by The Overlook

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 14th, 2018

The Big East Fork Retreat is a hidden gem, tucked away in the hills of west Franklin near Leiper's Fork. There are several buildings and a farm on the retreat property with plenty of camping spots that give you the feeling of seclusion but convenience of being close to town. There's a lake for paddle boats and canoes, as well as a yoga studio and marked trails to explore. The overlook spot has both water and electricity with a fire pit, benches, chopped wood, and a trash can to use. The spot overlooks the valley and is right by, like steps away, from the Natchez Trace parkway, so bikers will love this spot. Animal lovers will enjoy this space as well; in addition to friendly farm animals we saw whooping crane, groundhog, and white tailed deer. There's plenty to see- a pond, a creek, a hill top meadow, a hippy bus, and Sunday community gatherings at the lodge. Definitely planning to go back here in the fall to see the leaves from this spot.

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Hipcamper jason

Nice area but lacks advtd amenities

Jason B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2019

The host was very nice and the location was secluded and peaceful. The sunset and view was breathtaking. Kids and dog loved the large open space and it was well fortified with trees all around and a gate from the road. The hiking trail was not suitable for children so that was a shame.

My big issue is with the advertising. From the hipcamp list of amenities it clearly states it has Bathrooms, Showers, Picnic Benches. It has NONE of these things. being so much more than other campsites in the area I really expected what was advertised. To not have picnic tables was truly surprising, but no toilets either. We had to leave after the first day. I think this is not suitable for a family with kids. If this is what you like that is perfectly fine however it was falsely advertised to have things it didn't so we were not prepared for that.

Property
Big East Fork Valley
State
Tennessee
$50/night
3 Sites
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